Cruise summary report
|Cruise Info.|| |
|Ship name||Fair Morn|
|Cruise period||2002-02-18 — 2002-03-08|
|Port of departure||Campbeltown, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Campbeltown, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1.Fishing trials will be carried out with two versions of an inclined panel separator trawl designed to separate cod and other roundfish species from Nephrops.
2. Underwater video film of inclined panels and associated fish reactions will be obtained using in-situ mini-television systems.
3. Additional biological sampling of cod will be undertaken for the project METACOD. Length, sex and maturity data along with tissue samples will be taken from all cod >25 cm. Gill tissue will be fixed in 100 percent ethanol for genetic studies. Otoliths will be removed with plastic forceps for microchemistry and age reading.
|Chief scientist||R Derek Galbraith (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report|| (0.06 MB) |
|Ocean/sea areas|| |
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||North Channel; southern approaches to the Firth of Clyde|
|Biology and fisheries|| |
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 185|
Description: cod of length greater than 25 cm were sampled for length, sex and maturity. Also gill tissue samples for genetic studies and otoliths for microchemistry and age readings.